The Tilton Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Richard Paulhus was recently awarded the Congressional "Officer Richard W. Bateman Dedication and Professionalism Award" for his life-saving actions in performing the Heimlich maneuver on a choking infant in February of this year. Chief Piser, Lieutenant Abe Gilman, and Town Selectmen Joseph Jesseman, Jonathan Scanlon, and Pat Consentino were honored to attend the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards ceremony on October 1st in Concord, with Officer Paulhus. Senator Maggie Hassan and Senator Jeanne Shaheen both spoke at the event and presented awards. Officer Paulhus retired from the department in 2014 at the rank of Lieutenant, and now works for the agency part-time.

On October 21st, 2021, the Board of Selectman officially announced the promotions of Abraham Gilman to the rank of Lieutenant and Andrew Salmon to the rank of Sergeant. They both bring many years of experience to the Tilton Police Department and will be a great leadership team!

Lieutenant Gilman and Officer Murray were honored to attend the North Country Public Safety Foundation dinner with the Assistant Commissioner of New Hampshire Department of Safety Eddie Edwards.

The Tilton Police Department was presented with a great opportunity to partner with the Belmont High School to assist in their internship program. Pictured below is Belmont High School student Brooke Matthews with Officer Ort who oversaw the program.

We wish Brooke the best of luck with her future endeavors and hope to see her in law enforcement.